We’re sharing Todd’s blog post describing his experience with one of the largest sandwich chains in the world. Please feel free to express your thoughts and comments. Open-minded dialogue is always welcome!
I tried my hardest to convince myself that the horrible gastrointestinal problems I was having was just a coincidence. But as I previously said, “you can only ignore things for so long”.
~TODD HARWOOD, MyDolceDiet.com Member
Read about Todd’s experience on The Dolce Diet in his other blog posts
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MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH ‘SUBWAY’
Whenever diet talk or eating healthy fast food comes up in a conversation, Subway seems to be the first outlet that is mentioned and I wanted to add my two cents to the discussion.
For many years Subway became my daily default meal option. This was a byproduct of being very lazy, yes lazy and hiding that laziness behind excuses. “I am so busy”, “I am tired”, “I don’t want to cook”…the list could go on.
I kept telling myself, “this is the best fast food option possible”, (I mean come on “Subway, Eat Fresh”). There was however a voice inside my head, it was telling me differently. For many years I have always encouraged people, “never second guess your first gut feeling”. A life philosophy I have always hammered home to people and thought I was practicing what I was preaching, but I wasn’t.
I was ignoring what my body was telling me, It wasn’t that I didn’t hear what my body was telling me, I was just choosing not to listen and ignoring it. Truth is, you can only ignore things for so long.
I was getting the healthiest options available, wheat bread, tons of spinach, all veggies. Veggie patty or turkey slices. No sauce, just oil and vinegar. I would however always end up with chips and a soda. Can’t ever turn down a combo meal discount, right?
Time passed, I tried my hardest to convince myself that the horrible gastrointestinal problems I was having was just a coincidence. But as I previously said, “you can only ignore things for so long”.
This eating habit was not just having an affect on me, my wife got on the same eating plan as myself and in that plan, the largest part of the eating pyramid was filled with take out and mostly Subway. She started having the same problems that I had. Loss of energy, gastrointestinal problems, unrest full sleep, heartburn or acid reflux.
Right before I started The Dolce Diet 3W2S, we both dropped eating Subway, cold turkey (no pun intended). And the problems we were both having halted. Now 90+% of what we eat is earth grown nutrients that I have personally bought (farmers market) and prepared with my own hands. This way of eating has a snowball effect. You have less “issues” and more energy; therefore you are able to have that extra energy to prepare your own meals and pre prepare meals so you are not forced to stop at Subway or any other take out joint, you break the cycle.
This is not a scientific experiment, this is an anecdotal story. Not every person will have the same issues when they eat food like Subway. I don’t want or expect people to take this as gospel. But I do encourage you to listen to your body, go with that gut feeling, don’t second guess it. Your body will tell you what is best for it and if you listen it will reward you with health and vitality that you didn’t know you could achieve.
Thank you for reading.
Here are some links to articles that talk a bit about the sources of Subway’s products. Take responsibility, you do the research, be accountable, you ask the questions. It is your body.
Truth is, when feeding the masses, the major percent of food suppliers are not that concerned with your individual long term or short term health.